There’s a special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren, and an unconditional love that is truly special. Whether an experienced grandparent, or a grandparent-to-be, you’ll enjoy these 101 heartwarming, amusing and inspirational stories. The moment a grandchild is born, a grandparent is born too. This collection is full of stories by grandparents about being a grandparent, and grandchildren about their grandparents. Personal stories about legacies and traditions, a grandparent's wisdom and lessons from grandchildren as well as the joys and challenges of grandparenting will touch the heart and tickle the funny bone.

Author Amy Newmark
Isbn 1611592860
Genre Self-Help
Year 2019-03-26
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

Organize and enjoy your family's memories! You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacations, and priceless everyday moments on your smartphone or digital camera. Perhaps you've inherited a collection of heirloom family photographs, too. But now what? How to Archive Family Photos is a practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos. In this book, you'll find: • Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space • Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints • Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos • Step-by-step workflows illustrating common photo organizing and digitizing scenarios • Checklists for setting up your own photo organization system • 25 photo projects to preserve, share, and enjoy your family photos Whether you have boxes full of tintypes and black-and-white photographs, an ever-growing collection of digital photos, or a combination of the two, this book will help you rescue your images from the depths of hard drives and memory cards (or from the backs of closets) so that you can organize and preserve your family photo collection for future generations.

Author Denise May Levenick
Isbn 1440341087
Genre Photography
Year 2015-04-24
Pages 240
Language English
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*Winner of the AFS Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize 2016* Multidisciplinary or post-disciplinary research is what is needed when dealing with such complex subjects as ritual behaviour. This research, therefore, combines ethnography with historical sources to examine the relationship between modern Greek death rituals and ancient written and visual sources on the subject of death and gender. The central theme of this work is women’s role in connection with the cult of the dead in ancient and modern Greece. The research is based on studies in ancient history combined with the author’s fieldwork and anthropological analysis of today’s Mediterranean societies. Since death rituals have a focal and lasting importance, and reflect the gender relations within a society, the institutions surrounding death may function as a critical vantage point from which to view society. The comparison is based on certain religious festivals that are dedicated to deceased persons and on other death rituals. Using laments, burials and the ensuing memorial rituals, the relationship between the cult dedicated to deceased mediators in both ancient and modern society is analysed. The research shows how the official ideological rituals are influenced by the domestic rituals people perform for their own dead, and vice versa, that the modern domestic rituals simultaneously reflect the public performances. As this cult has many parallels with the ancient official cult, the following questions are central: Can an analysis of modern public and domestic rituals in combination with ancient sources tell the reader more about the ancient death cult as a whole? What does such an analysis suggest about the relationship between the domestic death cult and the official? Since the practical performance of the domestic rituals was – and still remains – in the hands of women, it is crucial to discover the extent of their influence to elucidate the real power relations between women and men. This research represents a new contribution to earlier presentations of the Greek “reality”, but mainly from the female perspective, which is highly significant since men produced most of the ancient sources. This means that the principal objective for this endeavour is to question the ways in which history has been written through the ages, to supplement the male with a female perspective, perhaps complementing an Olympian Zeus with a Chthonic Mother Earth. The research brings both ancient and modern worlds into mutual illumination; its relevance therefore transcends the Greek context both in time and space.

Author Evy Johanne Håland
Isbn 1443868590
Genre History
Year 2014-10-02
Pages 690
Language English
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This book is about the experience of reading–what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives people to read, and, conversely, what halts the individual in the pursuit of the pleasures of reading. The authors consider reading in all of its richness as they explore readers' relationships with diverse textual and digital forms. This edited volume is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The first provides insights into ways of seeing, thinking, and conceptualizing the experience of reading. The second features a variety of individual and social practices of reading. The third explores the political and ethical aspects of the reading experience, raising questions about the role that reading plays in democracy and civic participation. With contributions from multidisciplinary scholars from around the world, this book provides provocative insights into what it means to be a reader reading in and across various social, cultural, and political contexts. Its unifying theme of the reader's experience of reading is put into dialogue with theories, practices, and politics, making this a rewarding read for graduate students, faculty, researchers, and librarians working across a range of academic fields.

Author Paulette M. Rothbauer,Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad,Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie,Knut Oterholm
Isbn 1771121750
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-06-30
Pages 430
Language English
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#winning is a twenty-years-in-the-making autobiography that encompasses the life of a young woman who has sacrificed everything she has to please others. Being a giver is a wonderful quality but not when it results in being abused, stolen from, losing your family, having to claim bankruptcy, and almost losing your life. You will be able to go back in time to 1999 when this young author was twelve years old and read many of the journal entries that have taken her through the ups and downs of life. This book opens up the questions of “Why do we do what we do?” “Are we who we are because of how we were born or because of the decisions we have made?” “How can we learn to love and forgive those who have hurt us so badly?” and “How can we give to others without being taken advantage of?” If you have experienced failures, abuse, financial disasters, ugly divorces, drug and alcohol abuse, rape, isolation, and much more, than this book may offer you some comfort, understanding, and hope that any bad situation can be turned around and used for good. By the grace of God, we can all survive what this world may throw our way, and this book will prove to you that you are not alone.

Author Anastasia Bauer
Isbn 166240073X
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2020-12-16
Pages 360
Language English
File format PDF

In her surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face to face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal "village" around us, one that exerts unique effects. And not just any social networks will do: we need the real, face-to-face, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends and communities together. Marrying the findings of the new field of social neuroscience together with gripping human stories, Susan Pinker explores the impact of face-to-face contact from cradle to grave, from city to Sardinian mountain village, from classroom to workplace, from love to marriage to divorce. Her results are enlightening and enlivening, and they challenge our assumptions. Most of us have left the literal village behind, and don't want to give up our new technologies to go back there. But, as Pinker writes so compellingly, we need close social bonds and uninterrupted face-time with our friends and families in order to thrive--even to survive. Creating our own "village effect" can make us happier. It can also save our lives.

Author Susan Pinker
Isbn 0307359557
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-08-26
Pages 336
Language English
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AUTODAFE is a collection of reports, interviews, correspondence, narratives, and stories from around the world. The review aims to be a place for debate and experimentation, a place where writers, silenced by censorship join voices with world-renowned writers. The contributors are all members of the International Parliament of Writers; the pieces are original to Autodafe. The journal's common themes are the reflection of social and political realities of the world, censorship, the interdict of language, and the effects of globablization among others.

Author International Parliament of Writers
Isbn 1609801717
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF